Croatia: Number of small-scale solar power plants doubled in 2022, SEE Energy News
According to data published by state-owned power utility HEP, the number of active solar power plants in Croatia doubled last year. As of 28 February 2023, within the household category, 5,030 solar power plants were installed within the network of electricity distributor HEPODS, of which 4,628 are classified for self-consumption.
The total installed capacity of the power plants amounted to 30.9 MW, of which 28.16 MW is for self-consumption. A year ago, there were 1,478 prosumer solar power plants in Croatia, and the year before that only 851.
Therefore, it can be concluded that for two years in a row, there has been more than a twofold increase in the number of small-scale solar power plants in Croatia.
The number of companies with installed solar power plants has also increased. According to HEP, at the end of February, there were 2,989 such companies with a total capacity of 225.09 MW, of which only seven power plants, with a total capacity of 136.25 kW, were for self-consumption. At the end of last year, a total of 6,857 solar power plants were connected to the HEP-ODS distribution network, which delivered 238.33 GWh of electricity in 2022. By the end of February this year, their number had increased to more than 8,000.